Business slows down a bit in the summer months here in Discovery Place. That gives me a great opportunity to catalogue some new resources. Here are just a few you might consider as you are planning your Sunday school and small group lessons for the coming year. As always, you can learn more on our website or give me a call at 1-800-682-2615.
The Call: The Life and Message of the Apostle Paul by Adam Hamilton: What would lead a first-century rabbi to travel thousands of miles by sea and by land, to be beaten, imprisoned, and ultimately beheaded for his faith? It was a call, a call to turn the world upside down. Join Adam Hamilton as you follow the journeys of Paul, beginning with his dramatic conversion, as he spread the Gospel through modern-day Greece and Turkey.
Follow by Andy Stanley: Lots of people think Christianity is all about doing what Jesus says. But what if doing what Jesus says isn’t what Jesus says to do at all? Jesus’ invitation is an invitation to relationship, and it begins with a simple request: follow me. Religion says change and you can join us. Jesus says, join us and you will change. There’s a huge difference. In this eight-session DVD Bible study, Andy Stanley takes you and your small group on a Bible study journey through the Gospels as he traces Jesus’ teaching on what it means to follow. This would be a good resource for a seeker’s class.
Set Apart: Holy Habits of Prophets and Kings by Jessica LaGrone: In today’s world, people want to be set apart, recognized, admired, followed, liked. But God calls us to be set apart in a different way. God wants His spirit to mark us and make us different from those around us so that we may know Him and love Him more, and so that others may be drawn to know Him, too. Set Apart is a dynamic six-week study of 1 and 2 Kings designed for women’s groups.
All The Places to Go, How Will You Know? By John Ortberg: Very rarely in the Bible does God command someone to “stay.” He opens a door, and then he invites us to walk through it into the unknown. And how we choose to respond will ultimately determine the lives we will lead and the people we will become. In this six-session video curriculum, John Ortberg opens our eyes to the countless open doors God places before us every day, teaches us how to recognize them, and gives us the encouragement to step out in faith and embrace all of the extraordinary opportunities that await.